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Matthew Stein | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Stein

With the record-breaking heat, drought, and fire storms of the summer of 2012, followed by a horrendous start to the 2013 fire season, most of us want to do what we can to improve the chances that our home will survive a local wildfire.

South Fork Residents Allowed To Return Home

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

SOUTH FORK, Colo. -- People were allowed back to the southwestern Colorado town of South Fork on Friday, a week after residents and visitors were forc...

Colo. Woman Arrested In Front Of Her Burned Down Home Lost In Wildfire

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman who lost her home in Colorado's most destructive wildfire was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation as...

Colorado Wildfires Are Linked to Global Warming

Bob Ward | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Bob Ward

The Big Meadows fire has already engulfed more than 600 acres of forest and could rage for several more days. So what is the link to climate change?

Stunning Photo Shows Massive Black Forest Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

By late Tuesday afternoon the Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo., forcing the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 home...

WATCH: Baby Deer Rescued From Colorado Blaze By Firefighter

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 homes. But it's not just hum...

Wildfires Rage In Colorado, Forces Prison Evacuation

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A wildfire fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests has destroyed 92 homes, damaged five mo...

From the Ashes, Neighbors Help Neighbors Rebuild Green

Dan R. Fink | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Dan R. Fink

When the High Park Fire finished its rampage through the rural mountains of Larimer County, Colorado last summer, it left behind one person dead, over 87,000 acres of forest burned and thousands of lives shattered. But mountain people are tough, and they stick together and help their neighbors.

Salazar: The West Has Not Seen The End Of Wildfire Season

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surveyed his native state Monday where he declared there will be “bet...

'This Is Just the Beginning': Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! hosts a discussion about the politics of news reporters linking climate change to their coverage of extreme weather events with The Guardian's U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website.

Crews Battle Growing Fires Across The West

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green

DENVER — Rains cooled Colorado's wildfires Wednesday, but more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West continued chewing through bone-dry p...

Thieves Target Evacuated Homes In Wake Of Colorado Fire

Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

Thieves are taking advantage of a historically devastating Colorado fire by looting evacuated homes. KKTV reports that Colorado Springs police have...

Obama To Head To Devastating Scene

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday will tour the damage of the wildfires roaring in Colorado, offering a level of personal attention ...

Hewlett Fire Expected To Be Contained Today

Posted 05.22.2012 | Denver

Officials are saying that the blaze that burned nearly 8,000 acres of grass, brush and timber in the Roosevelt National Forest should be fully contain...

Hewlett Fire Nearly Contained

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 05.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Fire crews took advantage of lower temperatures and higher humidity to make key advances on a large wildfire in northern Colorado, one of se...

CSU Counselor Ticketed For Starting Blaze With Camp Stove

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 07.19.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Lower temperatures and higher humidity Saturday were helping crews assigned to a wildfire that has scorched 12 square miles in northern...

Hewlett Fire Grows To More Than 7,000 Acres

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 07.18.2012 | Denver

LIVERMORE, Colo. — Warm, dry weather hindered hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze in northern Colorado that federal officials say started ...

Evacuations Ordered Near Hewlett Wildfire

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to combat a growing blaze that was scorching terrain around a scenic canyon in no...

BREAKING: Hewlett Fire Grows From 1,000 To 5,000 Acres Overnight

Posted 05.17.2012 | Denver

The Hewlett Gulch wildfire burning in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, has grown more than five times its size overnight -- expanding from 98...

Authorities Say Hewlett Fire Was Human-Caused

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Firefighters say a wildfire burning on an estimated 640 acres in northern Colorado is 5 percent contained. Fire officials said...

UPDATE: Boulder's Maxwell Fire 80% Contained

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

Firefighters continue to fight the Maxwell wildfire in Lefthand Canyon in the northwest foothills of Boulder on Monday. The fast-moving blaze has cons...

Douglas County Fire Forces Evacuation Of 8,500 Houses

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- About 8,500 people were ordered to leave their homes Thursday as the second major wildfire to erupt this week in an outlying Denver s...

Which Possessions Would You Take If You Only Had 15 Minutes?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

It is so easy to take our lives and our homes for granted. If you only 15 minutes or less to leave your home forever-- what would you grab by first instinct?

Wildfire forces evacuations in Larimer Co.

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Evacuations were ordered for a subdivision northwest of Fort Collins due to a wind-fueled wildfire Wednesday afternoon....

Wildfire Outbreaks Spark Debate Over Roads In National Parks

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate bet...